The Accommodation Association of Australia has been engaging with state/territory governments on the growing issue of non-compliant accommodation.
Research conducted by the Association has seen some alarming trends in non-compliant accommodation, with figures indicating a whopping $370 million in revenue annually in just Sydney and Melbourne alone through the AirBNB platform.
Fair Work Ombudsman Releases Guidance Material on Labour Contracting
Given the Fair Work Ombudsman’s (“FWO”) increased scrutiny of supply chains it is timely to review the different types of labour contracting, the legal risks associated with these arrangements, and steps to help minimise these risks.
Hostplus reduces Insurance Premiums by Six Per Cent Guaranteed to 2020 Hostplus, the national industry super fund for those that live and love Australian hospitality, tourism, recreation and sport, is proud to announce a significant insurance saving guarantee for its members. Read more.
New Loan Scheme to Encourage More Visitors to Regional Tasmania Tasmanian Premier and Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events, Will Hodgman, announces new low interest loan scheme to support the upgrade of accommodation businesses. Read more.
Don't Say Book Direct
The phrase "book direct" may be widespread within the accommodation industry, but is very unfamiliar to the average person to book a hotel. However, direct bookings are one of the most profitable option, so how should you get your message across?Read more.
Big News from AMEX!
AAoA Alliance Partners and Shop Small campaign champion American Express, has announced that it is cutting costs for small businesses in Australia. AMEX is cutting the fees it charges small businesses by up to 1 percentage point under an expansion plan aimed at doubling its Australian footprint in two years.